Chelone obliqua

Turtlehead

$ 11.95

Item #: 1332
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

This Turtlehead is native to the coastal plain and mountains of the Southeast where it is infrequent along stream banks and swampy forest margins. It differs from Chelone lyonii primarily in having narrow leaves and darker pink flowers. From late summer into fall, its very showy deep pink/purple, snapdragon-like flowers shine like beacons in sunny areas. Great companions could include Wild Ageratum, Ironweed, Culvers Root, and Cardinal Flower.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,

Moist, Wet

Size

full quart

Height

24 to 36, 36 or taller

 

 

 

Flower Color

Pink, Rose, Purple

Bloom Time

Early fall, Late summer,

Mid fall

Spread

30in

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9